Re: glucose meters
- From: nobody <annonymous@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2008 11:10:48 -0500
On 2008-08-01, Alan S <loralgtweightandcarbs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:34:45 -0500, nobodyI've checked on Amazon (nice place for browsing for info/availability)
On 2008-07-31, Alan S <loralgtweightandcarbs@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:Mack was right on all counts. The lancet-holder usually
On Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:32:29 -0500, nobody
But isn't the lancing device mounted on the meter? otherwise just a sewingNo, it is a separate tool. And use a sewing needle if you
needle would do the same job.....
wish to - but the lancet-holder is designed to use
spring-loading to jab you to a calibrated depth and
instantly retract. Properly adjusted, as we've advised, it
can be painless.
Didn't realize that the lancet is used in a separate device. Then is
it a separate purchase from the meter? In which case, I would need to
ask about lancet-holders & lancets? & do the lancet & holders need to
"match" the meter?
comes with the meter. However, some are better than others;
I can't comment on that because all I've ever used is
Soft-clix, made by Accu-chek
No need to match, the meter will measure that drop of blood
no matter how it appears.
& find that there are 25 ga, 28 ga, 30 ga lancets. As the 30 ga
needles produce smaller holes than the others, does it also get a
"good enough" sample even if it claimed that it worked with "most"
devices & was for the Freedom meter?
New terminology? Read this:I'm considered "pre-diabetic" according to new terminology. Looking at my
Won't be getting the meter this weekend after all....called the hmo
pharmacy about the glucose meter & was told if prescribed by the doc, it
is free; it is a "one touch ultra" model.
Will check with the doc in 2 months when he sends a lab request for more
If you are a diabetic I strongly urge you to do what is
necessary to get that meter now. Two months is a bloody long
time to be out of control.
FBG as part of my Lipid test, the current fbg is 127, asof middle of june.
"Table 2— Criteria for the diagnosis of diabetes mellitus
2. FPG >=126 mg/dl (7.0 mmol/l). Fasting is defined as no
caloric intake for at least 8 h."
Of course, the tolerance of your meter means that 127 vs 126
is not something to get over-excited about. However, I
recommend that your wisest course is to act like you are a
diabetic, regardless of the official diagnosis.
My glucose test was done as part of the Lipid tests & would hopefully
think that the numbers are good; the hmo guidelines for diabetes has
the upper limit lowered to 99 from 115 at some point for unknown
Thanks for the webpage. More reading as extracted good info from
the 2 previous websites posted, especially about eating; not eating
much potatoes is a problem....chips, frys,,
I had thought that the wait would be ok as the fbg isn't as high as theGood idea. I don't worry about the "extras" a meter may
numbers I've seen posted.
Will just go & get the cheapest meter & lancets for the time being as I've
resigned to the need to check the glucose readings.
have; I'm only concerned that it's accurate enough to show
me the trends.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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